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The Arabian Nights

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One Thousand and One Nights is a collection of stories collected over many centuries by various authors, translators and scholars in various countries acro ...

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Détails: One Thousand and One Nights is a collection of stories collected over many centuries by various authors, translators and scholars in various countries across the Middle East and South Asia. These collections of tales trace their roots back to ancient Arabia and Yemen, ancient Indian literature and Persian literature, ancient Egyptian literature and Mesopotamian mythology, ancient Syria and Asia Minor, and medieval Arabic folk stories from the Caliphate era. Though the oldest Arabic manuscript dates from the fourteenth century, scholarship generally dates the collection's genesis to somewhere between AD 800–900.


Stories from One Thousand and One Nights

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Specially designed for students of Arabic, this textbook presents a selection of authentic Arabian Night stories in simplified language providing learners ...

  • L'auteur : Ghada Bualuan
  • Editeur: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317364848
  • Genre: Foreign Language Study
  • Nombre de pages: 222
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Détails: Specially designed for students of Arabic, this textbook presents a selection of authentic Arabian Night stories in simplified language providing learners of Modern Standard Arabic access to this classic of Arabic literature. Each story is fully supported by a range of comprehension, vocabulary-building, grammar reinforcement activities and exercises as well as an audio version of the story, which can be accessed at www.routledge.com/9781138948228. Ideal for class-use or self-study, students will enhance their reading, listening, and writing skills while developing the ability to analyze literary texts, reason critically, and broaden their understanding and appreciation of different layers of Arab culture.


One Thousand and One Nights

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One of the world's great folk story-cycles adapted for the stage by leading theatre maker Tim Supple, from the stories written by the seminal Lebanese nove ...

  • L'auteur : Hanan al-Shaykh,Tim Supple
  • Editeur: A&C Black
  • ISBN: 1408174731
  • Genre: Drama
  • Nombre de pages: 256
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Détails: One of the world's great folk story-cycles adapted for the stage by leading theatre maker Tim Supple, from the stories written by the seminal Lebanese novelist Hanan al-Shaykh. This unique edition will unlock the ancient tales for a new generation of readers and performers. Written by Arabic writers from tales gathered in India, Persia and across the great Arab Empire, the One Thousand and One Nights are the never-ending stories told by Shahrazad night after night, under sentence of death, to the king Shahrayar who has vowed to marry a virgin every night and kill her in the morning. Shahrazad prolongs her life by keeping the King engrossed in a web of stories that never ends - a fascinating kaleidoscope of life, love and destiny. The tales that unfold are erotic, violent, supernatural and endlessly surprising. The web of tales woven by Shahrazad were exoticised and bowdlerised in the West under the title of the Arabian Nights. This adaptation unearths the true character of One Thousand and One Nights as it is in the oldest Arabic manuscripts. In turns erotic, brutal, witty, poetic and complex, the tales tell of love and marriage, power and punishment, rich and poor, and the endless trials and uncertainties of fate. The great cities and thriving trade routes of the Islamic world provide the setting for these stories that employ supernatural mystery and intense realism to portray the deep and endless drama of human experience.


Stories from the Thousand and One Nights

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Originally published between 1909 and 1917 under the name "Harvard Classics," this stupendous 51-volume set-a collection of the greatest writings from lite ...

  • L'auteur : Charles W. Eliot
  • Editeur: Cosimo, Inc.
  • ISBN: 1616401354
  • Genre: Literary Collections
  • Nombre de pages: 466
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: Originally published between 1909 and 1917 under the name "Harvard Classics," this stupendous 51-volume set-a collection of the greatest writings from literature, philosophy, history, and mythology-was assembled by American academic CHARLES WILLIAM ELIOT (1834-1926), Harvard University's longest-serving president. Also known as "Dr. Eliot's Five Foot Shelf," it represented Eliot's belief that a basic liberal education could be gleaned by reading from an anthology of works that could fit on five feet of bookshelf. Volume XVI features a selection of 42 folktales from the collection of Persian, Indian, and Arabic stories-some dating as far back as the ninth century AD-sometimes known as *The Arabian Nights.* It represents one of the earliest examples of a framing story, as young Shahrazad, under threat of execution by the King, postpones her death by regaling him with these wildly diverting stories over the course of 1,001 nights. The stories themselves have profoundly influenced our notions of popular entertainment with their early examples of fantasy, adventure, mystery, and even science fiction.


Tales from the Thousand and One Nights

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Sometimes known as the Arabian Nights, Tales from the Thousand and One Nights includes some of the world's best-loved tales, including such classics as Ala ...

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  • Editeur: Penguin UK
  • ISBN: 0141906928
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Nombre de pages: 416
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Détails: Sometimes known as the Arabian Nights, Tales from the Thousand and One Nights includes some of the world's best-loved tales, including such classics as Aladdin and 'Sindbad the Sailor' The tales told by Scheherazade over a thousand and one nights to delay her execution by the vengeful King Shahryar have become among the most popular in both Eastern and Western literature. From the epic adventures of 'Aladdin and the Enchanted Lamp' to the farcical 'Young Woman and her Five Lovers' and the social criticism of 'The Tale of the Hunchback', the stories depict a fabulous world of all-powerful sorcerers, jinns imprisoned in bottles and enchanting princesses. But despite their imaginative extravagance, the Tales are also anchored to everyday life by their bawdiness and realism, providing a full and intimate record of medieval Eastern world. In this selection, N.J. Dawood presents the reader with an unexpurgated translation of the finest and best-known tales, preserving their spirited narrative style in lively modern English. In his introduction, he discusses their origins in the East and their differences from Classical Arabic literature, and examines English translations of the tales since the eighteenth century.


Aladdin and Other Tales from the Arabian Nights

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Some of the best-loved stories in the world, originating in Persia, India and Arabia, retold especially for children. ...

  • L'auteur : N J Dawood
  • Editeur: Penguin UK
  • ISBN: 0141952318
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Nombre de pages: 208
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: Some of the best-loved stories in the world, originating in Persia, India and Arabia, retold especially for children.


The Book of the Thousand Nights and One Night

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First published in 1986. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. ...

  • L'auteur : J.C. Mardrus,E.P. Mathers
  • Editeur: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1134948670
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Nombre de pages: 608
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: First published in 1986. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


In Arabian Nights

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Tahir Shah’s The Caliph’s House, describing his first year in Casablanca, was hailed by critics and compared to such travel classics as A Year in Prove ...

  • L'auteur : Tahir Shah
  • Editeur: Bantam
  • ISBN: 0553904531
  • Genre: Travel
  • Nombre de pages: 400
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: Tahir Shah’s The Caliph’s House, describing his first year in Casablanca, was hailed by critics and compared to such travel classics as A Year in Provence and Under the Tuscan Sun. Now Shah takes us deeper into the heart of this exotic and magical land to uncover mysteries that have been hidden from Western eyes for centuries.… In this entertaining and penetrating book, Tahir sets out on a bold new journey across Morocco that becomes an adventure worthy of the mythical Arabian Nights. As he wends his way through the labyrinthine medinas of Fez and Marrakesh, traverses the Sahara sands, and tastes the hospitality of ordinary Moroccans, Tahir collects a dazzling treasury of traditional stories, gleaned from the heritage of A Thousand and One Nights. The tales, recounted by a vivid cast of characters, reveal fragments of wisdom and an oriental way of thinking that is both enthralling and fresh. A link in the chain of scholars and teachers who have passed these stories down for centuries like a baton in a relay race, Shah reaches layers of culture that most visitors hardly realize exist, and eventually discovers the story living in his own heart. Along the way he describes the colors, characters, and the passion of Morocco, and comes to understand why it is such an enchanting land. From master masons who labor only at night to Sufi wise men who write for soap operas, and Tuareg guides afflicted by reality TV, In Arabian Nights takes us on an unforgettable journey, shining a light on facets of a society that are normally left in darkness.


Tales from 1,001 Nights

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Every night for three years the vengeful King Shahriyar sleeps with a different virgin, executing her next morning. To end this brutal pattern and to save ...

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  • ISBN: 0141965878
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Nombre de pages: 528
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Détails: Every night for three years the vengeful King Shahriyar sleeps with a different virgin, executing her next morning. To end this brutal pattern and to save her own life, the vizier's daughter, Shahrazad, begins to tell the king tales of adventure, love, riches and wonder - tales of mystical lands peopled with princes and hunchbacks, the Angel of Death and magical spirits, tales of the voyages of Sindbad, of Ali Baba's outwitting a band of forty thieves and of jinnis trapped in rings and in lamps. The sequence of stories will last 1,001 nights.


Arabian Nights, in 16 volumes

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Notorious for the delight he took in tweaking the sexual taboos of the Victorian age-as well as the delight he took in the resulting shock of his bashful p ...

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  • Editeur: Cosimo, Inc.
  • ISBN: 1605205958
  • Genre: Literary Collections
  • Nombre de pages: 372
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Détails: Notorious for the delight he took in tweaking the sexual taboos of the Victorian age-as well as the delight he took in the resulting shock of his bashful peers-British adventurer, linguist, and author CAPTAIN SIR RICHARD FRANCIS BURTON (1821-1890) is perhaps best remembered for his unexpurgated translation of the Eastern classic The One Thousand and One Nights, more famously known today as The Arabian Nights. Originating in Persian, Indian, and Arabic sources as far back as the ninth century AD, this collection of bawdy tales-which Burton was the first to bring to English readers in uncensored form-has exerted incalculable influence on modern literature. It represents one of the earliest examples of a framing story, as young Shahrazad, under threat of execution by the King, postpones her death by regaling him with these wildly entertaining stories over the course of 1,001 nights. The stories themselves feature early instances of sexual humor, satire and parody, murder mystery, horror, and even science fiction. Burton's annotated 16-volume collection, as infamous as it is important, was first published between 1885 and 1888, and remains an entertainingly naughty read. Volume IX includes: [ "The Man of Upper Egypt and His Frankish Wife" [ "The Ruined Man of Baghdad and His Slave-Girl" [ "The Fakir and His Jar of Butter" [ "The Unjust King and the Pilgrim Prince" [ "The Serpent-Charmer and His Wife" [ "Kamar Al-Zaman and the Jeweller's Wife" [ "Abdullah Bin Fazil and His Brothers" [ and many others.


The Arabian Nights: Tales of 1,001 Nights

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Every night for three years the vengeful King Shahriyar sleeps with a different virgin, executing her the next morning. To end this brutal pattern and to s ...

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  • Editeur: Penguin UK
  • ISBN: 0141943505
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Nombre de pages: 1008
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Détails: Every night for three years the vengeful King Shahriyar sleeps with a different virgin, executing her the next morning. To end this brutal pattern and to save her own life, the vizier's daughter, Shahrazad, begins to tell the king stories of adventure, love, riches and wonder - tales of mystical lands peopled with princes and hunchbacks, the Angel of Death and magical spirits, tales of the voyages of Sindbad, of Ali Baba outwitting a band of forty thieves and of jinnis trapped in rings and in lamps. The sequence of stories will last 1,001 nights.


The Arabian Nights

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Rediscover the legends of Ali Baba, Aladdin, Sinbad, and more in this Scribner Illustrated Classic keepsake complemented by the stunning art of Maxfield Pa ...

  • L'auteur : Kate Douglas Wiggin,Nora A. Smith
  • Editeur: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 1534430199
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Nombre de pages: 368
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: Rediscover the legends of Ali Baba, Aladdin, Sinbad, and more in this Scribner Illustrated Classic keepsake complemented by the stunning art of Maxfield Parrish. This stunning volume of twelve stories adapted from Tales of a Thousand and One Nights features Maxfield Parrish’s gorgeous art, bringing a beloved classic to a whole new generation of readers.


The Princess and the Pea

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Bedtime Classics: charmingly illustrated board book editions of perennial favorites, simplified for the youngest readers! Bedtime Classics introduce classi ...

  • L'auteur : Hans Christian Andersen
  • Editeur: Penguin
  • ISBN: 0593115538
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Nombre de pages: 18
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Détails: Bedtime Classics: charmingly illustrated board book editions of perennial favorites, simplified for the youngest readers! Bedtime Classics introduce classic works of fiction to little literary scholars through character-driven narratives and colorful illustrations. Designed to be the perfect one-minute bedtime story (or five minutes--if you're begged to read it over and over), parents can feel good about exposing their children to some of the most iconic pieces of literature while building their child's bookshelf with these trendy editions! A King and Queen invite all the princesses in the land to their palace to find a proper suitor for their son, the prince. But when an unconventional princess stumbles through the castle gates, she's put to the ultimate test. By setting a pea under a large stack of mattresses, the royal family will discover if the girl is "princess material" once and for all.


Love in the Time of Cholera

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"A love story of astonishing power." - Newsweek The International Bestseller and modern literary classic by Nobel Prize-winning author Gabriel Garcia Marqu ...

  • L'auteur : Gabriel García Márquez
  • Editeur: Vintage
  • ISBN: 1101911115
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Nombre de pages: 368
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Détails: "A love story of astonishing power." - Newsweek The International Bestseller and modern literary classic by Nobel Prize-winning author Gabriel Garcia Marquez In their youth, Florentino Ariza and Fermina Daza fall passionately in love. When Fermina eventually chooses to marry a wealthy, well-born doctor, Florentino is devastated, but he is a romantic. As he rises in his business career he whiles away the years in 622 affairs--yet he reserves his heart for Fermina. Her husband dies at last, and Florentino purposefully attends the funeral. Fifty years, nine months, and four days after he first declared his love for Fermina, he will do so again.


The Arabian Nights

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Full of mischief, valor, ribaldry, and romance, The Arabian Nights has enthralled readers for centuries. These are the tales that saved the life of Shahraz ...

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  • Editeur: Modern Library
  • ISBN: 0307417018
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Nombre de pages: 912
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Détails: Full of mischief, valor, ribaldry, and romance, The Arabian Nights has enthralled readers for centuries. These are the tales that saved the life of Shahrazad, whose husband, the king, executed each of his wives after a single night of marriage. Beginning an enchanting story each evening, Shahrazad always withheld the ending: A thousand and one nights later, her life was spared forever. This volume reproduces the 1932 Modern Library edition, for which Bennett A. Cerf chose the most famous and representative stories from Sir Richard F. Burton's multivolume translation, and includes Burton's extensive and acclaimed explanatory notes. These tales, including Alaeddin; or, the Wonderful Lamp, Sinbad the Seaman and Sinbad the Landsman, and Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves, have entered into the popular imagination, demonstrating that Shahrazad's spell remains unbroken.


New Perspectives on Arabian Nights

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Adopting a multi-disciplinary approach, this comparative study of a selection of The Arabian Nights stories in a cross-cultural context, brings together a ...

  • L'auteur : Wen-chin Ouyang,Geert Jan van Gelder
  • Editeur: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317983939
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Nombre de pages: 160
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: Adopting a multi-disciplinary approach, this comparative study of a selection of The Arabian Nights stories in a cross-cultural context, brings together a number of disciplines and subject areas to examine the workings of narrative. It predominantly focuses on the ways in which the Arabian Nights have transformed as its stories have travelled across historical eras, cultures, genres and media. Departing from the familiar approaches of influence and textual studies, this book locates its central inquiry in the theoretical questions surrounding the workings of ideology, genre and genre ideology in shaping and transforming stories. The ten essays included in this volume respond to a general question, ‘what can the transformation of Nights stories in their travels tell us about narrative and storytelling, and their function in a particular culture?’ Following a Nights story in its travels from past to present, from Middle East to Europe and from literature to film, the book engages in close comparative analyses of ideological variations found in a variety of texts. These analyses allow new modes of reading texts and make it possible to breach new horizons for thinking about narrative. This Book was previously published as a special issue of Middle Eastern Literatures entitled Ideological Variations and Narrative Horizons: New Perspectives on Arabian Nights.


One Thousand and One Nights - Complete Arabian Nights Collection (Delphi Classics)

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The exotic tales of the Arabian Nights have charmed and delighted readers across the world for almost a millennia. The collection features hundreds of magi ...

  • L'auteur : Richard Francis Burton,John Payne,Andrew Lang,Jonathan Scott
  • Editeur: Delphi Classics
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  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Nombre de pages: 8974
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: The exotic tales of the Arabian Nights have charmed and delighted readers across the world for almost a millennia. The collection features hundreds of magical Middle Eastern and Indian stories, including the famous first appearances of Aladdin, Ali Baba and Sindbad the Sailor. This eBook presents a comprehensive collection of translations of ‘One Thousand and One Nights’, with numerous illustrations, rare texts, informative introductions and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 1) * Beautifully illustrated with images relating to ‘One Thousand and One Nights’ * Concise introductions to the translations * 5 different translations, with individual contents tables * Features Burton’s seminal 16 volume translation * Excellent formatting of the texts * Some tales are illustrated with their original artwork * Features Edward William Lane’s guide to ARABIAN SOCIETY IN THE MIDDLE AGES – the perfect accompaniment to reading ‘One Thousand and One Nights’ Please visit www.delphiclassics.com to browse through our range of exciting titles CONTENTS: The Translations ONE THOUSAND AND ONE NIGHTS JONATHAN SCOTT 1811 TRANSLATION JOHN PAYNE 1884 TRANSLATION RICHARD FRANCIS BURTON 1885 TRANSLATION ANDREW LANG 1885 TRANSLATION JULIA PARDOE 1857 ADAPTATION The Guide ARABIAN SOCIETY IN THE MIDDLE AGES by Edward William Lane Please visit www.delphiclassics.com to browse through our range of exciting titles or to purchase this eBook as a Parts Edition of individual eBooks


Sinbad the Sailor and Other Stories from the Arabian Nights - Illustrated by Edmund Dulac

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This volume contains English translations of various stories from "One Thousand and One Nights", a collection of South Asian and Middle Eastern folk tales ...

  • L'auteur : Laurence Housman
  • Editeur: Read Books Ltd
  • ISBN: 152878295X
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Nombre de pages: 248
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: This volume contains English translations of various stories from "One Thousand and One Nights", a collection of South Asian and Middle Eastern folk tales compiled during the Islamic Golden Age. It contains some of the best known and loved tales, including "Sinbad the Sailor", "Aladdin and His Magic Lamp", and "Ali Baba and his Forty Thieves"; all wonderfully illustrated by Edmund Dulac. This fantastic edition is highly recommended for lovers and collectors of classic fairy tales, and it would make for a fine addition to any collection. Edmund Dulac (1882 - 1953) was a French-born British illustrator and stamp designer. He was born in Toulouse and studied law there, but later, realising that his true passion was illustration, studied art the École des Beaux-Arts. Having moved to London in the early 20th century, Dulac received his first commission to illustrate the novels of the Brontë Sisters in 1905. During the First World War, he illustrated relief books; and after the war, when children's books were in low demand, he began illustrating magazines. Other notable works containing Dulac's illustrations include: "The Sleeping Beauty and Other Fairy Tales" (1910), "Stories from Hans Christian Andersen" (1911), and "The Bells and Other Poems by Edgar Allan Poe" (1912). Pook Press celebrates the great 'Golden Age of Illustration' in children's literature - a period of unparalleled excellence in book illustration. We publish rare and vintage classic illustrated books, in high-quality colour editions, so that the masterful artwork and story-telling can continue to delight both young and old.


Routledge Revivals: Scheherezade (1953)

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First published in 1953, this translation of part of the Arabian Nights by A. J. Arberry offers four famous stories in modern idiom: Aladdin, Judar, Abouki ...

  • L'auteur : A. J. Arberry
  • Editeur: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1315443791
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Nombre de pages: 224
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: First published in 1953, this translation of part of the Arabian Nights by A. J. Arberry offers four famous stories in modern idiom: Aladdin, Judar, Aboukir and Abousir, and the Amorous Goldsmith. The introduction provides a brief analysis of earlier translations of the tales and explains their value as indicators of the society in which they were written. This work will be of interest to those studying Middle-Eastern literature and history.


Arabian Nights and Days

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The Nobel Prize-winning Egyptian writer Naguib Mahfouz refashions the classic tales of Scheherazade into a novel written in his own imaginative, spellbindi ...

  • L'auteur : Naguib Mahfouz
  • Editeur: Anchor
  • ISBN: 1101974710
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Nombre de pages: 240
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Détails: The Nobel Prize-winning Egyptian writer Naguib Mahfouz refashions the classic tales of Scheherazade into a novel written in his own imaginative, spellbinding style. Here are genies and flying carpets, Aladdin and Sinbad, Ali Baba, and many other familiar stories from the tradition of The One Thousand and One Nights, made new by the magical pen of the acknowledged dean of Arabic letters, who plumbs their depths for timeless truths.